I have a 1987 Maxima. When cold it is hard to steer and there is a grinding noise under the hood even at idle and without turning the wheel. What could be wrong?

Asked by Jan 12, 2011 at 02:29 PM about the 1987 Nissan Maxima

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

After warm up the noise subsides and steering is normal.

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35

one of 2 things either the power steering pump is going out or the rack n pinion is going out. another thing is if your using power steering fluid try a little atf to thing out the fluid

55

check power steering's fluid ,flush power steering;s fluid system real good,and also need check resival filter.and pump pressure when cold, its may have a bad valve. gook luck

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